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Friday March 24th

Liv Reilly


'No body or mind left behind': The 32-hour fight for accessibility at UNC

On Feb. 26 2022, the elevator in Koury Residence Hall stopped working. This left Eleanor Bolton and Laura Saavedra Forero, UNC students who use wheelchairs, stuck in the hall for 32 hours.  On Thursday, Campus Y Co-Presidents Saavedra Forrero and Megan Murphy sat out on the steps of South Building for 32 hours to protest for a more accessible campus and community.  “And so, at the end of the day, despite how long it takes and how stressful it can be — at least for me  — direct action is really a way for me to channel all of my energy, and the complexity, and frustration and anger into something tangible and hope for change,” Saavedra Forrero said. 

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Christopher Everett elected as 2023-2024 UNC student body president

Christopher Everett has been elected to serve as the 2023-2024 Student Body President, the the UNC Board of Elections announced around 2:16 a.m. Wednesday morning. Everett received 57.45 percent of the overall vote, defeating fellow certified candidate TJ Edwards and write-in candidate Theodore Nollert, who announced his intent to run last week.  "I just really want this win to be for everyone who's felt so unseen, undervalued and targeted by the institutions," Everett said

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Vann says Robinson supreme court nomination isn't official; Senate speaker says it is

Student Body President Taliajah "Teddy" Vann said she does not recognize her nomination of former Student Body Vice President Sam Robinson to serve on the UNC Student Supreme Court to be official. Undergraduate Senate Speaker Christian Phillips said in response to Vann's most recent letter that nominations submitted to the Senate in previous years did not require extensive documentation, or even a signed document. The process to potentially confirm Robinson is still ongoing, and the Senate will likely discuss his nomination during its next scheduled meeting.

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Updates on Abortion Access and Monkeypox in North Carolina

Editor-in-Chief Guillermo Molero and Audio Editor Will Christensen talk to Liv Reilly, Emmy Martin, and Sarah Choi about UNC's settlement with Nikole Hannah-Jones, a court ruling that restricts abortions after 20 weeks in North Carolina, and a surge in Monkeypox cases nationwide.

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